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  • Giving Thanks
    November 25, 2014  

    We, as adults, are aware of what Thanksgiving has come to mean in the American culture, but kids are new, and can sometimes have a hard time understanding the significance behind Thanksgiving. Here are a few fun facts to help them understand the wonderful holiday, and to hopefully offer their own ‘thanks’ around the table this Thursday. The Beginning: The Pilgrims and the Native American tribe the Wampanoag, were the first to celebrate Thanksgiving, but […]

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  • Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips
    October 29, 2014  

    It’s not the ghosts and the ghouls parents have to worry about this Halloween Holiday! Kids tend to get a little hyper, and a little adventurous when they’re dressed as their favorite character; or perhaps an alter ego for those truly dedicated. Keep them safe, and harm free with these tips and tricks. Candy  Oh the bounty your child will have! Just make sure that if they have any allergies that you are screening their […]

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  • Privacy and Respect
    August 20, 2014  

    When it comes to teaching your kids about privacy and respect, nothing is more important than having these important life lessons learned through trial and error. Most memories that are retained from early childhood, and adolescence are done so by repetition, and consistency.   In most cases, everyday situations can provide enough fodder for kids to learn about privacy and respect both in terms of others around them, and themselves. Teaching them it’s a two […]

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  • Eating Healthy is a Family Affair
    August 13, 2014  

    We all know that children learn in different ways, but most studies show that the most important life lessons are taught by emulation. That means that whatever you do, or don’t do, your child will learn by imitating your behavior. Think of kids like little sponges, taking in every moment, gesture, wording…etc., and learning that those things are the norm in our society. So what better way to teach your kids the importance of healthy […]

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  • Fears & Tears: Being their Hero
    August 6, 2014  

    One of the joys or one of the challenges of parenting, depending on how you look at it, is dealing with, and helping your children concur their fears. Boogiemen, witches, goblins…etc, can wreck havoc on little one’s minds; especially at night. That’s why in their eyes, you’re their hero, their rock of stability that is a comfort in times of fear. Fears, tears, and anxiety are all normal parts of growing up, but teaching your […]

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  • Patience in Parenting
    July 23, 2014  

    Blowing a gasket. Loosing your cool. There are a lot of sayings for getting angry, and just letting it out, but never should it be done in front of a child. Children throw tantrums, but adults never should in front of their kids. “Studies have shown that parents who express a lot of anger in front of their kids end up with less empathetic children. These kids are more aggressive and more depressed than peers […]

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  • When To Say “No” To Your Toddler
    July 16, 2014  

    Tantrums and toddlers go hand in hand. It is a natural part of development but it is something that needs to be minimized simply by setting some limits that will give you some sanity too. Children develop through challenges but you should always be there to help before the challenge becomes a frustration. As a parent, you should also observe the fine line between guiding and taking over a situation. When you think your child […]

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  • 3 Secrets of Preschool Teachers
    July 9, 2014  

      Teachers know quite a bit about helping kids behave. Ever wondered how you struggle and wrestle with your 3-year-old every morning to get his jacket on, but his teacher manages to get ten kids ready for the playground in less than three minutes? Although kids have a habit of behaving well with outsiders, there are some tricks teachers have up their sleeves to help kids learn and listen. Take a look at some of […]

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  • Smacking is not okay
    April 28, 2014  

    Many countries have a legal ban on smacking children. Physical punishment is known to escalate to abuse and research has shown that children who are physically punished can suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse later on in life. Many parents smack out of frustration or desperation and does not work in the long run. It only builds resentment in children, something we don’t want.   What are the alternatives?   1. Time out is […]

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  • Setting Limits for Your Toddler
    April 6, 2014  

    The best way a toddler learns limits is by testing them. You will always see a toddler asserting their independence by saying no to you or by escaping situations. Setting limits does not mean that you are stunting their development, it only means that you are slowly and gently laying foundations of discipline and personality.   Keep expectations realistic Young toddlers do not understand what we mean when we tell them to hurry or ask […]

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